Patient Safety Consultant, KB Patient Safety, UK

Kate Beaumont is a British patient safety specialist with over 25 years experience in senior patient safety leadership roles, both national and international, and over 15 years experience as an accredited patient safety trainer.

Kate began her career as a senior nurse in some of London’s busiest and most specialised intensive care units, before moving into patient safety and risk management. For eight years she was the Head of Patient Safety with England’s National Patient Safety Agency where she led numerous programmes addressing vital issues such as patient deterioration and helped lead the three year ‘Patient Safety First’ campaign. She was also the Agency’s international lead in programmes undertaken jointly with the World Health Organisation and the US-based Joint Commission International. In addition to her extensive experience in healthcare organisations, Kate spent several years with the forensic healthcare team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a consultancy.

Enthusiastic and unwavering in her drive for safe, high quality, compassionate patient care, Kate is today a specialist in patient safety, in which capacity she advises the Care Quality Commission – the body that regulates, inspects and accredits healthcare providers in England.

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  • Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

    September 8, 2022

    IHLM is deeply saddened by the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Her Majesty was patron of more than 600 charities, many of them in the field of health and medical care.

  • Improving Productivity and Patient Flow

    May 30, 2022

    There has never been a more urgent need to maximise the capacity and productivity of our healthcare facilities and services, but how can we do this?

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